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The condition of the road leading to Rainham Bus Garage is terrible, with huge potholes, often filled with water, and requiring slow and careful navigation. The heavy lorries using adjoining premises are no doubt partly to blame, but buses (with their lower ground clearance) have a very hard time. It could perhaps explain why the garage has had a steady influx of hired crew ferry vehicles in recent months. I wouldn't be surprised if the vehicle suspensions were shot after a few dozen passes. The parallel road (now called Steel Approach, and which used to lead to the Blue Triangle and Arriva Tour garages) has recently been resurfaced, but I suspect that access requirements will make any renewal of the road into the Albright Industrial Estate difficult. When I visited on 17th August 2023, there was a steady flow of both buses and crew ferry vehicles, the latter including the established Hyundai minibuses plus some of the unmarked hired cars. But there were also three new Vauxhall Corsa electric cars, all in white with 'Stagecoach Operations Team Rainham' lettering. DS23SRZ was caught after making the turn onto Ferry Lane, with a fairly typical splattering of mud. A Stagecoach list received a few days later showed that the new cars have been given national fleetnumbers 91786-91788.
Photo ID: 7642
Photo date: 17/08/2023 Size: Extra Large. View regular size
Date added: 23/08/2023